Tour France, Drink Cider, Win at Life

Most of us are just happy to get our hands on a bottle of French cider, so can you possibly imagine the dream scenario of touring France on a cider-themed trip?

Well, this is exactly what’s on offer via the France Cidre Tour from Wassail Works!

France CIdre Tour

Dive head first into a tank of cidre the world of French cidre, poire, calvados and pommeau as you tour the cideries and orchards throughout the Pays d’Auge, Domfront and Contentin regions in Normandy, meeting producers and makers along the way. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, geared toward cider makers, will take place from May 8 through May 14, 2019. The tour will be guided by local French cidre professionals who can answer technical questions about production, history and the tradition of French cidre. Of course, you’ll get to taste plenty of incredible French cidre, as well.

France Cidre Tour

The tour will begin and end in Paris. In between, you’ll spend two days traveling through Normandy on a Coach bus, immersing yourself in French culture in the gorgeous countryside, where the apple trees will be in bloom. Then, the group will travel to the Contentin Peninsula, which faces the English Channel with Brittany to its southwest, a region that recently received their appellation. Contentin is known for its relaxed pace of life, local cheeses and nectar-colored cidre. Before heading back to Paris, spend the day in the Domfront region, focusing on poire, as well as cidre.

France Cidre Tour

The Cider Tour – France, which runs $2,615 per person, will include:

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours led by an expert French Cidre Guide, featuring Normandy’s best hand-selected cidre and poire producers in the Pay d’Auge, Contentin and Domfront regions of Normandy
  • Lodging for 6 nights: May 8 to May 13
  • Coach bus transportation to all tour stops
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners, and snacks along the way
  • Scheduled cider tastings
  • Full tour, privately escorted by cider travel professionals

What is NOT included:

  • International/regional airfare to Paris, France
  • Meals not specifically listed as included on the tour
  • Airport transfers to and from Paris, France
  • Alcohol purchases
  • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation Policy
      Cancellations before December 31, 2018 will receive a 50% refund.
      Cancellations after December 31, 2018 will not receive a refund.

Registration is now open. The France Cidre Tour is limited to 20 guests, so don’t delay. Feel free to contact Wassail Works at with any questions — they love to talk cider!

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